When Make-A-Wish patients travel to their wish destinations, they rarely bring their medical images with them, putting them at increased risk, exposing them to additional radiation, and making it harder for physicians to treat them. Cloud-based medical image sharing is now helping families and their physicians coordinate safe trips.
Thank you, Russell Stover, for a successful holiday campaign! Your $250,000 commitment to our mission will help grant wishes that transform the lives of wish kids and their families in local communities around the country!
Thirteen-year-old Isidro has big dreams to become an engineer. When he was diagnosed with cancer of the nervous system, he struggled to understand the inner workings of his condition. On the outside, he still felt like a vibrant kid, but on the inside, his body was fighting to stay strong. When deciding on what his one true wish would be, he chose something to propel his future. (Make-A-Wish...
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Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This may improve their quality of life and produce better health outcomes. (Make-A-Wish Minnesota)
When children are diagnosed with critical illnesses, parents often (unfairly) find themselves asking “what could I have done to avoid this?” Did you go through this after your child was diagnosed, and what advice would you now give to a family who is experiencing a new diagnosis, of any kind?
"When he returned from his wish it was like the depression was gone," shared Tim's mom, Tracy. "The wish helped build his self-esteem and he came home with an ‘I can and I will’ attitude. He came home feeling like he could do anything he set his mind to." (Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia)
Music can be therapeutic. The beats, rhythms, and melodies of songs create an escape unlike any other, exposing raw emotion and fostering hope. For many wish kids, music is an essential part of their lives, allowing them a chance to escape the pain of treatments for moments at a time. To wish kids, music is a powerful form of medicine, instrumental in their recovery process. And these two wish...
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